Although each room in your home can be a challenge when it comes to arranging your corner entryway furniture, working around a set of items can be tricky. An open fireplace, in particular, can feel like an irreplaceable burden for decorating, especially if it stands out at all. If you need to design furniture in a family room with a corner fireplace, then you’ll want some tips to make your room look welcoming and open rather than isolated or uncomfortable.
Take everything from the room but some big key corner entryway furniture. You’ll want to sleep sofas, chairs and big ottomans to stop, but clear everything else, unless it’s too heavy or difficult to lift. Place your furniture to create a seating area by thinking of the fireplace as another space in the room, making it easy to access and openly view the other places. If you have a fireplace lid, you’ll want to make sure it’s in front of the fireplace so you know exactly how much finish you have around it. Create an intimate gathering area by placing a chair on each side of the stove, against both walls it is moving. Place a sofa at an angle facing the chairs and the fireplace. If this is difficult, still leave the sofa turn in, but twist it to run in parallel with just one of the fireplace’s walls.
Make the room feel open by placing the largest corner entryway furniture along one of the fireplace walls where it will face the main entrance of the room. Let the chairs float open to face the fireplace, but with enough space to walk between them. Add a coffee table, end tables or other furniture to the room to complement the location options for your seating group. Follow these pieces with some lights or large plants. Do not populate the space, however, just to keep a set of furniture together. Build the appearance of the room by adding textures in the form of pillows, curtains, carpets and blankets.
Tips and warnings
Play with your room layout on paper first if you work alone or your furniture is heavy. This should give you a preview of the room without lifting a finger. Rather than trying to do a lot of space work, it may be easier to break the room up in less creepy similar areas with the fireplace being just a part of a small whistle. Whenever you arrange furniture you’ll want to be sure not to block traffic patterns in the room. If your corner fireplace is next to a door on one side, then you’ll need to be sure to get furniture closer or drive away enough that you do not block the road leading to the door. Always have flammable objects far enough away from the fireplace as you do not create a fire hazard from your living room.